Barrier type
Attitude of relevant stakeholders
Barrier role
secondary barrier
- Local farmers and landowners (and residents) initially met the implementation of the characterisation programme and subsequent rehabilitation programme along the riverbanks with much suspicion and some resistance.
- Local farmers´ general perception was that land subject to intervention was being taken away from them, that risk of flooding would be increased, that the native plants planted along the intervention zones were of no commercial value and should be replaced (i.e by fruit trees), that project personnel were "trespassing" [although, according to Decreto-Lei 54/2005 (República, 2005), the river banks and the channel are part of the public domain].
- However, access has never been refused